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A World First? Mother Mary Takes the Plunge!

30 June 2013 - 09:13 PM

Hi all!  I live in Melbourne, Victoria.  I'm not able to hop in tropical water everyday and take pics of exotic fishies.  I do what I can with what I have, always thinking of new things to portray.  One of the most recognised figures world wide is Mother Mary, so I bought a costume, did a creative thing or two with an off housing strobe, and off we went!

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Babushka is a belly dancer and is into extreme sports like kite surfing, so she is very capable underwater. I've done a very rough edit of the sensor for the off camera strobe, which was nestled in the folds of the blanket.


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Many great works of art portray an individual as floating, with fabric seemingly weightless and billowing around them.  This can be achieved to great effect underwater.


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Here Babushka had to hold down the veil as she was sinking, and then make the pose.  It looks almost...natural, doesn't it?